German Emigrants Embark on a Hamburg Steamship Bound for New York, 1874


By the time Emil Boas joined his uncle’s emigrant agency in 1873, the business model of cheaply transporting large numbers of people from Europe to the U.S. by steamship was fully developed. This engraving, which was published the following year, shows German emigrants boarding a Hamburg steamship bound for America. Illustration from Harper's Weekly, November 7, 1874, pp. 916-17.

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Medium Black and White Photograph
Source Library of Congress
Number LC-USZ62-100310
Copyright Public Domain
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